Dream Patio for Olympic Watch Party {#SummerWithSears}

My patio is a hot mess. I find it the absolute hardest part of my house to keep tidy. Right now, it’s essentially a workshop because of the renovation work going on in the master bathroom.


And since my backyard is basically a workshop due to our bathroom reno, doing some wishing and lusting on Sears.com was quite fun. 

Sigh. Someday I will have my dream patio...or at least a clean one!

So, I was asked to dream big and look on Sears.com (tip: look at your local ad to see what’s on sale this week like 30% off patio furniture/décor + free in-store assembly on all grills) to see what I would buy if I could buy ANYTHING to create a patio/backyard made for an Olympic Watch Party. This is the first Olympics we’ve lived in the house, and we’re huge fans. However, there’s just no way we could have a ton of people over and watch them even if my patio was tidy and fabulous. We have a dining set with 4 chairs, and we have a HUGE family. And we also have zero money right now, but I am always up for window shopping online.

Browsing the Sears catalog for outdoor furniture and décor for our patio was fun. Their catalog has something for all tastes and the interactivity makes it easy to navigate through.

I ended up choosing 10 things I would love to have, and I arranged them all on this Polyvore board of mine.

Dream Outdoor Area for Olympic Watch Party


Dream Outdoor Area for Olympic Watch Party by monicabenavidez on polyvore.com


The things that I immediately thought of when I think Olympic viewing party were seating, dining, gazebo, outdoor screen and fire (in honor of the Olympic torch). I found it pretty easy to find most of what I was looking for by using their search function. I also mention some more shopping tips over in my Google+ album.

I would say that if I could afford it, I would definitely buy most of the items. Especially this sectional which to me is very modern yet comfy.

The pricing can be a bit confusing. I think they should show the most current price. I do like that they have a shipping calculator function on every product page.

Their pricing can be kind of confusing, so always make sure you know what the price is.

My other favorite item was the dining set I chose for my faux soiree. This seats 6 people + all the people that’ll fit on that sectional above. Can someone please just give me the $6K I need to make this happen? Please?


They have many different styles available, which is always nice. Sometimes I feel like some stores have a specific “niche”, but I do think there’s something for everyone in the current Sears line-up of outdoor living merchandise.

And if there’d be anything I could maybe afford soon, it’d be this pergola. Anyone know how to install one of these?


So although I didn’t get to buy anything (sad face), it was so fun to curate my items into a list. Hey, maybe everything will go on super clearance soon and I can snag a few items. To see the full list of items I chose (and you can even rate them), check out my list below:

Dream Outdoor Living Space

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And before I forget, isn’t this drink stand AWESOME? I need 2. One for spirits and one for wine. Oh and beer.

Make that 3.

Anything to cheer on our Olympians!


And should you have any issues or questions at anytime, do know Sears is quite active in social media. They helped me with 2 major issues I’ve had the past year. Kudos to them for good customer service!

What would your dream items be an Olympic watch party in your backyard?

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  1. Living on Love and Cents
    July 31, 2012 / 2:09 am

    I love that drink stand. I did not see that! I love the items you picked. That would be a stunning back yard.

  2. Living on Love and Cents
    July 31, 2012 / 2:09 am

    I love that drink stand. I did not see that! I love the items you picked. That would be a stunning back yard.

  3. Living on Love and Cents
    July 31, 2012 / 2:09 am

    I love that drink stand. I did not see that! I love the items you picked. That would be a stunning back yard.

  4. Kassi Mortensen
    July 31, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    So many fun items! Great choices!!

  5. Christy Gossett
    August 2, 2012 / 3:37 am

    I'm in love with that sectional and I'll take 3 of those drink stands too please and thank you! I love all the Sears has to offer. Your taste in outdoor decor is a beautiful thing!

  6. Gabrielle Gorog
    September 8, 2012 / 7:13 am

    I bought my parents a drink stand very similar to this, for about a third of the price, at a major warehouse store a few years ago ;). Love that sectional.

  7. Ianroniel Baluyut
    April 7, 2013 / 9:24 am

    Well having them at the patio is already a dream come true.Denver Patios